Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wrecking Cincinnati: 1380 Hopple St

NEIGHBORHOOD: Camp Washington
USE: Single-family dwelling
OWNER: Floyd Chambers
ORDERS: December 2010, for windows, soffit, cornice, and gutters and downspouts. In February 2011, the owner's girlfriend contacted City inspectors and told them that he was in a nursing home with Alzheimer's and was likely to remain there. The house was ordered vacated and barricaded in July 2011, adding tuckpointing, a lack of exterior paint, and no water service.
CONDEMNED: February 2012, adding missing doors, rusting fire escape, masonry damage, missing and vandalized mechanicals, a lack of utilities, and trash.
HAZARD: August 2012.
REASON RAZED: Declared a public nuisance and entered into the City's hazard abatement program. Demolished using Moving Ohio Forward program funds.